Creating a new holiday tradition


Looking for something new to do? Some new tradition, easy and simple, which you and your family can keep up and pass down for years to come? Here are a bunch to choose from.

Read holiday books every night in December. There are so many: Polar Express, Santa Mouse, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. And lots of new ones are written each year.

Go to a tree farm. Even in a densely urban area like Los Angeles, there is a Christmas tree farm only 40 minutes away. Even if you don’t buy one, running through the trees, smelling the fresh scent and drinking hot chocolate is a great way to spend the afternoon.

Movie night. Set aside one night a week (or two) to watch all the seasonal favorites. A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, Home Alone, The Santa Clause are all classics and will put your family in the mood for the holidays.

Write a letter. To Santa of course.

The holiday ornament. Purchase a holiday ornament for your child each year. Pass them on when they have their own trees.

Write a holiday, year-end letter. Take a moment with your family to write a one page letter reviewing the highlights of the year. Every year add the page to a special binder.

Make decorations. Pick a theme each year and work around that. Snowflakes: cut them from paper and hang them on all the windows and on the tree. Santa Claus: put hats at each place setting and make some out of construction paper for decoration.

Sleep under the twinkling light of your Christmas tree. Take a night for a camp out in front of the tree. Light a fire, read a Christmas story, enjoy hot drinks or making s’mores. Fall asleep under the tree.

Source: Cozi


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